Chief Justice John Marshall emphasized that the Constitution gave Congress the power to make all "necessary and proper laws" needed to carry out its delegated powers. How did the necessary and proper clause apply to the case of McCulloch v. Maryland? What was the impact of this clause on the scope of federal power?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 10:28 pm ad1c9bdddf
McCulloch v. Maryland was a landmark case in increasing the scope of federal power. This was a case challenging the constitutionality of the national bank, and it was upheld by John Marshall's Supreme Court. Marshall's majority opinion admitted that the Constitution limited the powers of the Federal government, but maintained that, within its delegated powers, the Federal government was supreme, and trumped the authority of state and/or local governments.
The expert determines the necessary and proper laws needed to carry out its delegated powers.